Sexual Surrogacy

Yes, people who act as sex surrogates actually exist. The proper terminology for this line of work is surrogate partner therapy. Before the AIDs scare of the 1990s, there were many more surrogate partners than there are now. With the fear of a deadly sexual transmitted disease, many surrogates closed up shop and chose other professions.…

Arousal Addiction and Porn

Arousal addiction, a concept that Phil Zimbardo and I presented in the TED eBook Demise of Guys and later Man (Dis)connected, refers to seeking out novelty in order to achieve or maintain a high level of arousal. Unlike alcohol or drug addiction, where someone wants more of the same alcohol or drug, a person that exhibits…